There is no doubt that finding the perfect gift for a loved one, an important occasion, or indeed both, can be time consuming and sometimes stressful.
You want your choice to speak to the history you share, show the person how valued they are and offer a genuine experience of joy upon opening.
This can feel like an almost impossible task.
At Thomas Slim, we have made it our mission to help you find and create the perfect gift. Taking away the worry and making the gift buying process enjoyable again.
For decades we have been designing and engraving beautiful gifts and accessories for European luxury brands. We have now brought that design expertise and artisan craftsmanship to customers looking for bespoke gifts of exceptional quality.
Each item in our carefully curated collection is designed, precision engineered and hand-finished by our expert team in our own workshops.
All of our gifts can be personalised with an exquisitely engraved monogram of your choice, at no extra cost. Many of the pieces in our jewellery, homeware and accessories collections can also feature a longer engraved message from you, captured forever in a beautifully handcrafted piece, designed to be used and enjoyed every day.
An engraved personal message can turn a gift into a treasured keepsake that becomes a family heirloom.
Discover more about our engraving service and find ideas and inspiration here.
But how to choose from our stunning collections?
We have put together this gift guide to help you make your choice.
Certain gifts match naturally and perfectly with special events, occasions or individuals.
Cufflinks and tie clips have an innate sense of tradition, style and glamour and compliment both modern and vintage looks.
A pair of beautiful cufflinks to complete a wedding outfit is a thoughtful gift.
Those same beautiful cufflinks, engraved with initials and a personal message of gratitude, love or humour makes them a memento of a special day to treasure forever.
Our beautiful collection of cufflinks, lapel pins and tie clips are available in a choice of styles and finishes, ready to be personalised with a monogram and your own message.
When thoughts turn to graduations, new jobs or retirements we find that many people look for a more traditional gift to mark these momentous life milestones.
With space for a monogram on the cap and a longer message along the pen’s clip, this is a wonderful choice to celebrate a special occasion.
'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be beautiful or believe to be useful'
In fact several customers are using the monogrammed wine bottle tray as a lovely way to hold keys, jewellery and coins on a side table.
The added bonus of our elegant corkscrew is that it can be folded neatly away to half its size, making it perfect for picnics and outdoor adventures.
Alongside our traditional hip flask, it’s the ideal gift for adventurers who enjoy the finer things in life - even when they are halfway up a mountain side.
There’s always one family member or friend who habitually misplaces their keys. Well, no longer with the gift of a thoughtful and personalised choice from our keyring collection. Contemporary, stylish and with secret spaces to hide a personal message, they are so beautiful the recipient will always know where they are.
For the person who appreciates a timeless finishing touch to their outfit, a card wallet can be an excellent gift. Made with buttery soft calf leather and featuring an inlaid disc that can be engraved with a monogram or message, this is a piece that will age beautifully with time.
Necklaces and bracelets have always been the perfect choice to express love, affection or thanks. Our jewellery collection features simple and stunning pieces in a variety of styles for men and women in both contemporary and traditional designs. And all can be personalised with bespoke monograms and messages.
For those searching for a gift for a veteran or serving member of the armed forces, we have curated Regimental Gift Collections fully licensed by the Ministry of Defence.
Featuring individual regiments within the British Army, each of the items includes a meticulously engraved insignia and offers the perfect way to honour a career of service. A percentage from every sale is donated to the MoD.
We are very proud also to be working with 65 Degrees North; an inspirational charity that helps wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans to overcome their personal challenges and achieve their dreams through the spirit of adventure.
A percentage of the sale from each of the products in their collection is also donated to the charity, helping them to raise funds to support more people to overcome adversity.
For any gift you choose, remember the item itself is only half of the story. By adding a monogram and a longer, personal message, you can transform a present into a treasured keepsake, something that will be passed down along with the story behind the words.
This is what we set out to achieve when we started Thomas Slim – to help our customers create something truly unique.
In our throwaway culture we want to inspire people to take their time over choosing a special gift, to create something with longevity and meaning and give something that will be treasured for years to come.
If you have questions about our products or our expert engraving service, don’t forget that our team are on hand to help.
Contact us here or enjoy taking your time browsing our collections and feeling inspired by our engraving ideas.